Houses are seen submerged in flood waters in Northwest Houston, Texas, Aug. 30, 2017. / REUTERS

AT&T Pledges $350,000 to Aid Communities Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

AT&T* (No. 3 on the DiversityInc Top 50 Companies list) is donating $350,000 to aid communities following Hurricane Harvey, which includes $100,000 to the Greater Houston Community Fund, $100,000 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Fund and $50,000 to the Coastal Bend Community Foundation in South Texas.


“We have disaster recovery teams in place to keep our customers connected, and we’re working around the clock to help our communities in Texas and Louisiana through this crisis,” said Charlene Lake, AT&T Chief Sustainability Officer.

AT&T Waived Fees for Customers Impacted by Hurricane Harvey: Beginning Aug. 26, 2017, and running through at least Sept. 1, 2017 the company will issue credits to AT&T wireless customers in impacted areas for additional data, voice and text charges, and AT&T PREPAID for additional voice and text charges.

Additionally, the AT&T Foundation will match employee donations up to $50,000 each to the AT&T Employee Disaster Relief Fund, which supports the thousands of AT&T employees who live in the areas affected by the storms and Team Rubicon, a disaster response veterans service organization.

To help those affected by Hurricane Harvey across parts of Louisiana and Texas our customers can text ‘HARVEY’ to 90999 to donate $10 to the American Red Cross.

*Donation will appear on your wireless bill or be deducted from your prepaid balance. Message/data rates may apply. Text STOP to 90999 to STOP. Text HELP to 90999 for HELP. Full Terms and Privacy Policy:hmgf.org/t.

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